Deep Fried Mushrooms with Super Sauce

Deep Fried Mushrooms with Super Sauce

If you’ve been around for a while you know I love deep fried foods and these deep fried mushrooms are no different. I served them up with ‘super sauce’, and hot diggity damn, they are delicious. Even Graham ate them, and that kid doesn’t eat anything!  I know fried foods are so not good for […]

Cheese Crepes with Creamy Dill Sauce

Cheese Crepes with Creamy Dill Sauce

While I was in Alberta, I tried these cheese crepes with creamy dill sauce at Uncle Ed’s Ukrainian restaurant and they were to die for. Tender crepes, filled with seasoned cottage cheese and smothered in a creamy dill sauce. I tried to re-create them, and I think I did an ok job. They are a […]

Lime and Coconut Rice


This lime and coconut rice was the perfect side dish to my chicken satay recipe. I was wanted to jazz up our plain old rice, so I decided to try a new recipe. The boys are big rice fans, so I thought lime and coconut would be great flavours to try. I used jasmine rice […]


Homemade Pyrahi

Pyrahi – a Doukhobor staple… in reality, its a ‘tart’ that can be filled with various fillings. I really love a potato filling, but decided to do cottage cheese for my first try at making them. I think the first time I tried Pyrahi, I was 15 – It was my first Christmas away from […]

Cooking Ukrainian Dinner with CorningWare


When I turned 19, my Grandma and Grandpa gifted me my very first set of CorningWare dishes – along with a handwritten recipe book, that contained all my Baba’s and Grandmother’s recipes. To this day, I still use the same CorningWare, and I still use the same recipes from that book. I’ve since added my […]

Spicy Sweet and Sour Green Beans

I love when a new recipe comes together and actually tastes good. Like these spicy sweet and sour green beans. I’m a big fan of green beans – growing up I remember helping my Grams with the beans from her garden. I love them steamed with a little butter, but I wanted to jazz this […]

Mom’s Macaroni Salad


I am not a fan of store bought macaroni salad. To be perfectly honest, it grosses me out – blah! I’m actually not a huge fan of it in general with one exception… my mother’s macaroni salad. Now that I would eat all day every day. It’s such a simple macaroni salad, only needing a […]

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Potato Salad


  My Dad’s potato salad is a side dish I crave – big chunks of potato, crunchy celery and radishes… Mmmm.  I don’t make potato salad all that much. Actually, when I made this potato salad it was my first attempt at this classic side dish. I cook a lot like my Dad – no […]

Schwarties Potato Bake


Schwarties has to be one of my favorite side dishes to serve with ham. This potato bake is ridiculously easy to whip together and they are always a hit at family dinners. Made with frozen hash browns, sour cream, soup and some cheese, you can make this dish ahead of time and freeze them, or […]